August 14, 2007

Shouldn't they know this stuff?

I heard the funniest thing on The Science Channel the other day. During a show about comets, (the Deep Impact mission, mostly) the narrator mentioned a few possible methods of diverting an impending comet strike.

The plan involving a nuclear explosion to bump the comet into a different orbit he labeled “controversial.” Because, "No one knows the harmful effects of radiation in space."

Radiation. In. Space.

Yeah, sure hope that giant thermonuclear ball of fire we call the sun isn’t kicking too much radiation out… It could be harmful, don’t ya know?

Posted by GEBIV at August 14, 2007 04:59 PM | TrackBack

"No one knows the harmful effects"

Every time I hear that phrase, I just want to scream, because it's always uttered by luddites opposing progress.

It's the modern day "here there be dragons".

Posted by: Harvey at August 25, 2007 09:51 AM
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